Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by a terrifying or traumatic event. Symptoms typically include, but are not limited to: depression, flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety that is out of the individual’s control.
Did you know that there are about 20 million veterans in the U.S. who end up suffering from bouts of PTSD, severe anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and/or rage? These serious mental health disorders affect all parts of their lives and can have a very negative impact on the social relationships they covet most. In addition, veterans have a 150% greater chance of developing a major depressive disorder or PTSD than those who have not served.
With all this being said, there is hope for those people who wonder: what do I do now, and will this ever change?
Ketamine, a medicine used for many decades with various purposes—during the Vietnam war as a field anesthetic, as a surgical anesthetic and analgesic, and in veterinary medicine—has recently gained massive attention for its ability to rapidly and effectively relieve the symptoms of treatment-resistant depression. Medical professionals and researchers have been investing time and money into exploring ketamine’s true potential. Ketamine is wowing the medical and mental health communities with its seemingly endless range of uses.
As one of the leading ketamine clinics in the country, we are proud to say that we have seen ketamine infusions save lives, especially those of our nation’s veterans. Ketamine enables these people to keep moving forward, without the aftermath of active duty hanging like a dark and heavy blanket over their day-to-day lives. Ketamine boasts an impressive 85% success rate in PTSD patients. This is exceptional, because ketamine works 300% faster than antidepressant medications, and is designed to help the brain form new and healthy neural connections that pave the way for more stable moods, fewer negative thoughts, and more functionality, overall.
“In a recent study, veterans suffering from PTSD and major depressive disorder experienced a sharp reduction in suicidal thoughts after receiving IV infusions of ketamine over a 12-day period,” according to a presentation at the March 2019 conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Learn more about how ketamine infusions can be lifelines for our veterans.
If you have questions about ketamine infusions, our Fayetteville, NC area ketamine clinic and wellness center would be glad to discuss your options and get you or a loved one out of a dark place and back into the light. We look forward to being a part of your journey towards recovery.